The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority became a victim of cybercrime after DC Metro’s Twitter account was hacked on Monday morning.
The hackers took control of the WMATA Twitter page, and in a series of posts which around 3:40 a.m., unsolicited comments and changed its name. The @Metrorailinfo Twitter page also appears to have been hacked.
Reports suggest the authorities have fired the person who manages both the accounts. DC Metro in a statement to 7News said, “We are aware that Metro’s Twitter accounts @WMATA @MetrorailInfo were hacked and obscene posts were made that do not represent Metro’s organization or culture. The posts will be removed, and our account will be secured. We are working to understand who may be responsible for this breach.”The incident will not affect President’s Day, Metrorail will operate on a Saturday schedule and Metrobus will run Saturday supplemental service.
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